MCLAREN distributed by UK Eyewear Distribution - Ultimate Optical 004
Eyewear without limits
McLaren: A brand that has created its own luxury segment
As you might expect from an eyewear collection from the brains of Formula 1 team and supercar manufacturer, McLaren, the Ultimate Series goes beyond the limits of traditional eyewear manufacturing. So much so, that the British brand has created its own product category – Technological luxury. Ultimate Series frame fronts are created using 3D printed titanium, which affords greater design expression in the structure of the frame and ultimate lightness
Model: Ultimate Series Optical 04
Like its sunglass sibling, the O04 ophthalmic frame is crafted from titanium using advanced 3D printing. It would be easy to dismiss 3D printing as another automated form of production, but the process is one that still requires deftness of human touch. When ‘printed,' the frame must be separated from its base structure by hand and then manually polished and tumbled before a PVD coating process applies the colour. Temple lugs are also constructed from titanium, but this time using a method known as metal injection moulding for maximum strength in the hinge, which rotates the elastomer-covered temples through 180 degrees for a compact closure.
Lastly, thanks to a 3D facial scan, this structure can be adapted to precise measurements of the wearer.
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